Scouts Speak Up: the finale

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In the final Scouts Speak Up event of this year, Scouts took the opportunity to quiz MPs at the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham.

Last weekend Scouts from across the UK met MPs to debate a variety of hot topics, including education, volunteering, tuition fees and public transport.

The events have given Scouts a brilliant chance to learn about politics and talk about the issues that matter to them.

Voicing views

Karen Lumley, MP for Redditch, commented: 'It's been absolutely fascinating to be involved in this event. The young people here have forthright ideas and they are not scared to share them.'

Julian Brazier, MP for Canterbury and Minister for Transport, added: 'I was very impressed with the Scouts today and the way they voiced their views.'

The Scouts had a great time meeting the MPs. Luke, a Scout from Cheshire Network, said: 'I believe we are the future of this country so it's so important that our voices get heard.'

Lizzie, a Scout from 1st Greenford Amess, also thoroughly enjoyed the event: 'It was such a great experience getting to talk about what really matters; I think that it's really positive for our future.'

If you'd like to find out more about events like this, or want help engaging your local representatives, please contact us

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